• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $327 Average Retail $380 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $390 Average Retail $380 MSRP

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Advantages

Ricoh WG-4 GPS over Olympus TG-2

  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-2 over Ricoh WG-4 GPS

  • High-res screen
    610k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Review Excerpt

  • Fast f/2 lens at wide angle; Decent image quality for its class; Excellent waterproof and rugged specs; Solid feature set, including the cool Microscopic Macro function for super closeups; Aperture priority mode; Peppy performance and good battery life; Accepts conversion lenses.

  • Tendency to underexpose shots in Auto mode; Aggressive noise reduction smudges fine detail; Poor video quality with lots of artifacts; No built-in Wi-Fi.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S110

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Canon S110
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • GPS
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
Olympus TG-2
Canon S110
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon S120

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Canon S120
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • GPS
  • $447
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus TG-2
Canon S120
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
  • $447
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Ricoh WG-4
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-4
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • High-res screen
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon AW120

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Nikon AW120
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Manual focus
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-2
Nikon AW120
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Hot shoe
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Olympus TG-3
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot shoe
Olympus TG-2
Olympus TG-3
  • $390
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
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